This Week's Birthdays - Week of August 5

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August 5, 1930 – Neil Armstrong, American pilot, engineer, and astronaut (d. 2012)

Site of Neil Armstrong's First Flight (Birds Eye)
Site of Neil Armstrong's First Flight

August 6, 1928 – Andy Warhol was an American artist who was a leading figure in the visual art movement known as pop art.

Andy Warhol (StreetView)
Andy Warhol

August 7, 1987 – Sidney Patrick Crosby, ONS (born August 7, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player who is captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Sidney Crosby (StreetView)
Sidney Crosby

August 8, 1694 – Francis Hutcheson was a philosopher born in Ireland to a family of Scottish Presbyterians who became one of the founding fathers of the Scottish Enlightenment.

Francis Hutcheson Blue Plaque (StreetView)
Francis Hutcheson Blue Plaque

August 9, 1930 – Betty Boop is an animated cartoon character created by Max Fleischer, with help from animators including Grim Natwick. Betty Boop made her first appearance on August 9, 1930, in the cartoon Dizzy Dishes; the sixth installment in Fleischer’s Talkartoon series.

Betty Boop (StreetView)
Betty Boop

August 10, 1874 – Herbert Clark Hoover was the 31st President of the United States (1929–1933).

Herbert Hoover (StreetView)
Herbert Hoover

August 11, 1867 – Hobart Bosworth was an American film actor, director, writer, and producer.

Hobart Bosworth (StreetView)
Hobart Bosworth